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DIY Beach Wedding For 10K

Hayley Lord Photography

Let's break up your winter dull drums with the eye catching color of this DIY Beach wedding for 10k! Kileigh and Nick kept their costs down with a little creative thinking as well as keeping an open mind. You can see their total budget break down below and get a closer look at all of their details captured by Hayley Lord Photography by visiting the full gallery here.

hot pink and yellow bouquet

brightly colored beach bouquet

Stay Positive & Stick To Your Guns

From the Bride: Some people flat out told me I could not throw a classy beach wedding with 80-100 guests without a planner. Never listen to these negative Nancy’s; they’re only jealous of how awesome your “on- a-budget” wedding is going to be and never forget that their invite can get lost in the mail (I’m only kidding!). With enough research on wedding blogs, a lot of organization, and a lot of heart, you can do it. 


vibrant bridesmaid dresses in assorted styles

beach wedding hair

groomsman looks

Free Printables, A DIY Brides BFF

It always excites us to see the Wedding Chicks Free Printables being used, so we just have to gush about Kileigh and Nick's super cute fan programs! Not only where they great for keeping their guests cool for their beautiful beach ceremony but our customizable Floral Monogram ties them into the summer theme perfectly! Click here to see even more great printables that are absolutely free for you to customize, download and print.

Wedding Chicks Free Printable monogram fan program

simple beach wedding decor

white beach wedding

Simply Special Reception Ideas

To make up for large costs we made decisions like buying the flowers for our reception locally and arranging them ourselves, dolling out scratch-off tickets for wedding favors, and getting our cakes from a grocery store bakery. Those decisions alone saved us hundreds of dollars and guests commented all night on how much they loved those things.

instagram framed sign

wedding poster alternative guestbook idea

wine bottle dinner menu

gold orange and pink reception decor

Read on to see how much this DIY beach wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Budget Breakdown:
Ceremony/Reception Venue: $2,550
Photographer: $1,800
Tables, chairs for ceremony and reception, tent, dance floor, lighting: $2,450
DJ: $500
Catered food for 85 guests: $800
Alcohol for open bar and champagne toast: $400
4 cakes: $100
Bride’s dress, shoes, and accessories: $300
Groom’s outfit: $100
Bridal party flowers: $500
Décor, wedding favors, everything else:

ServiceVendor
CakePublix
Caterer98 Bar-B-Que
DjCharlie Roberts
Dress designer & JewelryLulu's Boutique | Shoe designer: Tory Burch
FlowersSupposey Florals
Groom’s attireExpress
Hair & MakeupMake Me Blush
PhotographyHayley Lord Photography
VenueGulf Place
PayPal